Qoloji site is one of the largest IDP sites in the Somali region. Photo: EHRCAddis Abeba -The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has confirmed that six civilians were killed in the Qoloji site for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), one of the largest IDP sites in the Somali region, and several others injured in the recent clashes involving security forces of the Oromia and Somali regional states. In the last week of September, clashes flared up between local militias from the two regional states in Babile district/woreda which exists as an administrative unit both in Fafan zone of the Somali region and East Hararghe zone of Oromia region. The commission also urged government security forces to refrain from actions that endanger the saftey and security of displaced civilians in accordance to the Kampala agreement signed to protect IDPs from being victims of any conflict. The residents in those areas have been repeatedly complaining about the federal government’s failure to resolve recurring conflicts in the area involving the security forces of the two regional state governments.
Source: Ethiopian News October 03, 2023 12:49 UTC